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Woodstock police investigate possibly armed man

Published: Friday, March 14, 2014 2:49 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014 4:05 p.m. CDT

WOODSTOCK – Police continue to investigate a suspicious person incident from Thursday night involving a man who was possibly armed.

The Woodstock Police Department received a call about a suspicious person in the 300 block of Burbank Ave. at 8:52 p.m. Thursday, according to a news release. Officers learned a white male subject, approximately 30 years old, left a home with several firearms.

Officers spoke with relatives of the suspect, whose name is not being released at this time, and learned he had been consuming alcoholic beverages before leaving the home.

The suspect was believed to be walking around the neighborhood with the weapons, which were missing from the home, according to the release. Residents were advised and warned of the situation via a reverse 911 call.

The man had made contact with family members via a cell phone call from the area of Raffel Road and Route 120. Members of the McHenry County Sheriff's Office continued in the search.

The subject made contact with family members at about 10:45 p.m. Family members were able to pick him up. An update was given to area residents at 11:05 p.m. that the incident was resolved.

Police say they will continue to investigate the incident to determine whether criminal charges will be filed.

A note to readers: Due to incorrect information provided to the Northwest Herald, a previous version of this story incorrectly stated the name of the street involved in the incident.

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